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Old 04-12-2012, 09:01 PM   #1
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How do you tighten these bolts?

I got the 2.5 TF coil lift on my 2012 2 door sport. I Installed the rear TF longer sway bar links that came with the kit but I cannot tighten them. The stock links had a place to hold the bolt with an open end wrench so you can tighten the nut but the TF links don't have that. What have you guys done?
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Old 04-12-2012, 09:25 PM   #2
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I actually just did that tonight on my jku Sahara. I know exactly what you are saying. One of mine tightened just by turning the hex head and the other spun like you mentioned. I just kinda toyed with it until it finally tightened up. It was a pain though.

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Old 04-12-2012, 09:30 PM   #3
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Righty tighty. Lefty loosy.....
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Old 04-12-2012, 09:47 PM   #4
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Both of mine just spin. I even tried to back the nut off a little ways and use my impact to get a good head start but as soon as the nut bottoms out, the shaft just spins in the sway bar link. It will just not tighten I don't understand why anybody would make something like this. Stupid stupid design. I love the lift though. Anybody else with this lift should check it out. Just stand on the side of your jeep and rock it back and forth. That is what I did and I heard a clicking. I got under the jeep and had my wife rock it and that is how I found the links were loose. I knew when I installed them it was not good. any other options?
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Old 04-12-2012, 10:00 PM   #5
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Both of mine just spin. I even tried to back the nut off a little ways and use my impact to get a good head start but as soon as the nut bottoms out, the shaft just spins in the sway bar link. It will just not tighten I don't understand why anybody would make something like this. Stupid stupid design. I love the lift though. Anybody else with this lift should check it out. Just stand on the side of your jeep and rock it back and forth. That is what I did and I heard a clicking. I got under the jeep and had my wife rock it and that is how I found the links were loose. I knew when I installed them it was not good. any other options?
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Are there allen screws in the sway bar links, perhaps. See posts #7 & #9 in this thread:

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Old 04-12-2012, 10:28 PM   #6
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What Isaac wondering about this liftis that there are no grease fittings? No grease needed I guess?
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Old 04-12-2012, 11:22 PM   #7
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Are there allen screws in the sway bar links, perhaps. See posts #7 & #9 in this thread:

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Ok you are awesome. I take back what I said about stupid design. Stupid installer (me) for not noticing the Allen hole in the threaded end of the shaft. Gosh I thought there must be somewhere to secure the shaft while tightening the nut. Thanks a lot kbwwolf for the info
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Old 04-12-2012, 11:40 PM   #8
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Ok you are awesome. I take back what I said about stupid design. Stupid installer (me) for not noticing the Allen hole in the threaded end of the shaft. Gosh I thought there must be somewhere to secure the shaft while tightening the nut. Thanks a lot kbwwolf for the info
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Old 04-12-2012, 11:44 PM   #9
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Uhh...wrench?

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